Trails, bike programs focus of Feb. 20 workshop in Bel Air

Harford County government and Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway will host a workshop next week to highlight four state programs that support trails, pedestrian and bicycle projects.

Representatives of the Maryland Department of Transportation and State Highway Administration will discuss the programs during the workshop on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Harford County Council chambers, 212 S. Bond St. in Bel Air.

The Recreational Trails Program (RTP), Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), Bikeways Program (BP) and Safe Routes to School Program (SRSP) will be the focus of the workshop.

The workshop is an opportunity for interested community members to learn about available funding sources, project eligibility, program requirements and funding cycles.

Anyone interested in attending the workshop, which is free and open to the public, can RSVP by visiting


Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway is a nonprofit organization based in Darlington whose mission is to stimulate local economic activity by developing links to natural, historic and cultural resources through land and water recreational trails.

To date, 22 miles of continuous public recreation trails connecting Harford and Cecil counties have been constructed. The trail system also has been designated a priority segment of the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail.

For more information about Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway, visit

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